Divorces could be streamed live from the courtroom for the first time, the Ministry of Justice announced.
Judges will decide which family cases should be live-streamed from the court of appeal although the couples will be able to object and potentially veto it if they do not want their case to be broadcast.
While the proceedings would be broadcast live, there will be a one-minute delay to prevent disruption or outburst being broadcast.
Those who wish to watch will be able to do so via the judiciary website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. TV channels or other media outlets will also be able to broadcast footage.
The move aims to boost transparency of the judicial system and also give people a greater understanding of the courts.
Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland said: “Every day family court judges do outstanding work making difficult decisions in highly emotive cases, often involving children.
“By working with the judiciary on innovative pilots such as this we are making the system as transparent as possible, with the right safeguards in place.
“This builds on our recent action to improve public understanding of our justice system, including by allowing television cameras to broadcast sentencing remarks from Crown Courts for the first time.”